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  • A question about rollcage

    Does it matter if a roll-cage is installed into a car first and then suspension is installed second??

    It may seem like a weird question but thought i would ask it???

  • #2
    No
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    • #3
      I would suggest putting cage with original/****ty suspension so you don't get heat where you don't want it (bushings).

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      • #4
        If youre installing a cage and get anywhere near suspension bushings, youre doing it wrong.
        Originally posted by SoSideways
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        • #5
          I was under the impression that the frame may change dimensions when the roll cage is welded up?

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          • #6
            If your cage builder screws up, then yeah.. the guys that are welding a mondo cage into cars will often put the car up on jackstands with the chassis balanced, which takes the suspension completely out of the equation. for a basic 6pt cage, it's not going to matter much unless you do something really wrong with installing it.
            Originally posted by SoSideways
            I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
            '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
            '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mys13isdirty View Post
              I was under the impression that the frame may change dimensions when the roll cage is welded up?
              I can't see the chassis undergoing that much heat distortion. The building tolerance for these cars was probably >1/16" in all dimensions, so you're not going to shrink the chassis that much with a cage, especially if you do it right and mostly tack it then weld joints away from the previous ones.
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              • #8
                jus sayin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tonto View Post
                  jus sayin
                  If you melt the rubber in that top mount, then you're a fcuktarded welder and don't have the skills needed to build a cage.
                  Originally posted by SoSideways
                  I don't care what color they are as long as they are LONG AND HARD.
                  '04 G35 Sedan 6MT- The DD
                  '96 240SX- The Track Toy

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                  • #10
                    Yea, all you'd need is to give it a few sprays of water every so often while welding that plate. It'd stay plenty cool.
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